With the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, central banks globally are facing a tightrope walk between inflation and economic growth. Earlier this week USA reported largest gain of 0.9% (for June…
Ever since the stock market hit its recent low in March 2020 correcting some 40% in response to the Covid-19 related lockdown and the ongoing sharp rebound thereafter, market experts have been largely caught on the wrong foot, intermittently predicting boom times ahead and a sharp correction.
The market is now up about 80% from the March lows and some 40 to 50% above the Nifty targets given by most of the leading brokerages in April 2020.
In any economy, banks play an important role.
They serve as water to seeds of impressive and profitable ideas which blossom and usher growth and prosperity. In fact, the extent of business in banking sector is indicative of an economy’s health. For a growing economy like India, banking sector assumes greater significance given its pivotal role in reviving the economy. In this context, it is important to understand how healthy are India’s banks to withstand the demand-destructive impact of the widespread of the Coronavirus.(more…)
The story of India’s pharmaceuticals industry in the context of COVID-19
Not every extraordinary situation turns out to be unfavourable for an economy. There are sectors which benefit amply from extraordinary situations like the pandemic. One such sector is pharmaceuticals. The pandemic which had destroyed demand in most key sectors has clearly brought India’s pharmaceuticals sector at the centre of most analysis and predictions.(more…)
Delisting has suddenly started grabbing attention as some marquee promoters like Vedanta, Adani Power, Hexaware have been considering or chosen to opt for this route, subject to their obtaining necessary regulatory and shareholder approvals. The name of a liquor major has also been doing the rounds. Suddenly there is a lot of buzz and flurry of activity in this space.(more…)